Laptops

July 5, 2012 - 3:35pm

The case of an Apple iPhone spontaneously combusting while an Australian Regional Express Saab 340B was taxiing to the gate at Sydney was due to an improper repair, according to a report from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The news spread rapidly around the world after the incident on Nov.

February 1, 2012 - 5:15am
Lithium-ion batteries power nearly every portable device pilots and passengers c

The photo of a badly burned Apple iPhone that circulated after the phone caught fire during a Regional Express flight has raised important questions about lithium-ion battery safety among a wide aviation audience. The incident occurred after the Regional Express Saab 340B landed in Sydney, Australia, on Nov.

December 1, 2011 - 4:57pm
Fire sock for lithium ion battery

The fiery failure of a lithium-ion battery powering an Apple iPhone 4 aboard Regional Express Flight ZL319 last Friday raises the specter of potential fire hazards because of the many li-ion-powered devices carried on aircraft.

August 2, 2010 - 5:10am

L-3 Avionics Systems last month submitted the FAA approval paperwork for its Trilogy ESI-2000 electronic standby instrument. The unit combines attitude, altitude, airspeed and optional heading data on a 3.7-inch LCD screen and includes an integrated air-data computer, solid-state attitude sensors and an optional

February 5, 2007 - 5:26am

Two of the computer industry’s biggest names appear to be taking a keen interest in aviation, betting that airlines and business aircraft operators will continue to rely on off-the-shelf computer technology to serve their electronic flight bag (EFB) hardware needs well into the predictable future.

 
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